Monday, April 18, 2011

Trends: Chevron Pattern

The Chevron Pattern in fabrics, rugs, bedding, draperies, furniture and flooring has re-emerged as a popular trend in home decor. The definition of chevron is a "V" shaped pattern usually pointing down. This pattern can create a bold statement with visual "pop" in a space or simply create texture with its linear pattern.

To create texture within a space, use the chevron pattern on flooring with reclaimed wood or interwoven natural fabrics. The pattern will create visual interest and depth within your design even when using natural and tone on tone elements.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Color Me Yellow

Yellow brings optimism, hope, rebirth, and renewal to interior design. Its palette varies from bright canary yellows to marigolds to hollywood golds to butter creams. It can brighten up any space, create drama, and/or bring clean crisp lines to a design. It can be used sparingly as an accent color, or as an entire design template.

The color yellow can also present itself through natural materials and textures. The Natural Bamboo finish by Finestra is one such way that yellow can be introduced into a space representing a "green" element and a textured effect to drapery treatments. This enables upscale depth and dimension within your designs. Fabrics that feature yellow, can add bold accents or subtle tie-ins to the overall design themes. They can be used in contemporary, ultra-modern, or traditional spaces.

Remember: You can brighten, electrify, and polish any design with the color yellow.